Happy Thanksgiving from Andrea Horwath

On behalf of Ontario’s New Democrats I want wish families across the province a Happy Thanksgiving. 

Whether it’s Turkeys, pumpkins, cranberries or a glass of wine, Thanksgiving a wonderful opportunity to experience and enjoy the best bounty our province and our farmers have to offer. 

At the same time as many of us will be celebrating, let us remember that too many Ontarians are being left behind wondering how to make ends meet. That’s why New Democrats will keep working hard every day for a more fair Ontario, so that every family will have much to give thanks for.

From New Democrats to every Ontarian, Happy Thanksgiving!

Letter to Ombudsman from NDP MPP Teresa Armstrong on CBSA/MTO/OPP vehicle safety blitz

Dear Mr. Marin,

I am writing to request that you conduct an investigation into the practice and protocols of commercial vehicle safety blitzes involving the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA), Ontario Ministries of Transportation and Environment, OPP and any other traffic safety agencies.

As you are aware, on August 14th between 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. the CBSA, government ministries and the OPP jointly conducted a series of commercial vehicle safety blitzes in northwest Toronto that resulted in 21 individuals being detained and a number of them deported.

Statement on Mandate Letters by NDP Treasury Board and Finance Critic Catherine Fife

“The mandate letters released today are more about a Liberal public relations exercise than giving Ontarians any answers about their plan to cut public services and what public assets are on the chopping block. These mandate letters are heavy on spin and light on substance.

New Democrats will go through these letters with a fine-tooth comb, but let’s be honest, if the Liberals want to be open and transparent they should start with the basics:

Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath Marks the Start of the High Holidays

"As Ontario’s Jewish Communities celebrate the New Year, I want to offer a Shana Tova!

"On Rosh Hashanah, New Democrats mark the new year with Ontario’s Jewish communities, and honour the beginning of the High Holidays.

"On behalf of Ontario's New Democrats,  I wish families and friends great happiness as they gather to celebrate this holy occasion. May your new year be filled with peace, prosperity and good health."

Statement by Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath on the installation of Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s Lieutenant Governor

“On behalf of Ontario’s New Democrats, I want to extend my congratulations and welcome Elizabeth Dowdeswell, as Ontario’s third female Lieutenant Governor.  Her impressive track record of public service, education and the environment will help promote and represent our province on the national stage and internationally.  Ms. Dowdeswell will be a great role model for young girls in Ontario and will uphold the office with distinction and integrity.”

Another tragic death as government continues to delay regulations, MPP Fife

WATERLOO — With her community shaken by the news of another young man falling to his death while working at a Kitchener-Waterloo construction site, MPP Catherine Fife called on the Liberal government to finally enact long-delayed regulations to protect workers.